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started shooting again, and we'd hit the ground. i must have heard him do it at least 15 times. >> it was just chaos. investigators say paddock was firing from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel. the smoke from the gunfire set off the smoke detectors. the sheriff says that paddock killed himself before s.w.a.t. teams ripped down his door, and right now, they have no idea why all of this happened. >> this is an individual that was described as a lone wolf. i don't know how it could have been prevented if we didn't have any prior knowledge to this individual. it wasn't evident that he had weapons in his room. we have determined that there has been employees going to and fro from his room. >> no religious affiliation. no political affiliation, he
>> and no history of mental illness? >> not a bit. >> police say paddock had been in the hotel since september 28, and had at least 17 guns in the room with him. we want to go back to las vegas so we can get the very latest on this investigation right now. we believe authorities have walked into a room, where they are about to update us now. let's listen in. >> all right, good afternoon, everyone. i'm obviously sheriff lombardo, clark county. there had been our fourth media briefing since the incident took place yesterday evening. i'm going to give you just a short synopsis of our updates, then we have our other individuals behind me, that are going to make comments, references with today's events. so there's two things we're attempting to achieve. one is we have to finish processing the scenes. we have three separate scenes we're working on now. actually, it will be four at this point. we have the 32nd fl
room at the mandalay bay. and we have s.w.a.t. getting ready to hit the house in northern nevada. at this point, we did, in the last briefing, i was unable to tell you what we retrieved from the house in mesquite. we retreated in excess of 18 additional firearms. some explosives, and several thousand rounds of ammo, along with some electronic devices that we are evaluating at this point. i mentioned that s.w.a.t. is about to breach the house up in northern nevada, and then i'm going to give you an update on the casualty numbers. we are currently standing at 527 for individuals injured, and individuals that have died or passed away, 59. so what we're doing at this point, we
calling about personal items located at the stadium. we are not done processing that scene yet. once we are done processing the scene, we will make arrangements for people that attended the stadium that believe they have personal items there, to respond to the area and we will help you retrieve your items. at this point, i want to bring greg castle forward from the county fire department and he will give you an update on the family resource center. prior to that, i think it's important for, and i appreciate for you to put this out, for the people's families that are responding to the las vegas area, some local proprietaries have offered up rooms for the family members at no charge. that is the boyd group, stations casinos. the south
and also seagull suites. >> the death toll is up to 59. people are asking how he got those weapons past staff. local hotels are watching this investigation and are prepared to make necessary changes here in the dmv. >> reporter: we've actually been on the phone and sending emails to people in the hospitality industry on this all day long. we talked to a woman who used to live in las vegas and now lives in d.c. she has friends and family who work right on the strip in las vegas, where all of this chaos went down. she says that this one hits close to home. take a listen. >> i would never want any civilian to have to experience that. i'm sorry. it just breaks
that so many people had that fear and that anxiety going through them, because someone wanted to act violently. >> reporter: yeah guys, a tough story for a lot of people. that's why so many are questioning how this guy went unnoticed. we reached out to a lot of the top hotel officials in the area. they tell us safety is a top priority for them, and a lot of the hotels in our area here in the d.c. area actually have their own safety policies that they put in place themselves. a lot of the industry leaders aren't sure if security will get more strict after all of this. like having metal detectors or screening your luggage. right away, at least one report says hotels may train security to look closer at bags that are long enough to carry rifles, and also pay attention to large scale events happening near the building. security experts say major changes aren't likely to happen right away. >> every time
tragedy is presented, there's always something to learn. maybe it is being more vigilant, and paying attention to the people who walk in. >> reporter: this is a big deal for the d.c. area. there are nearly 700 hotels, and more than 100,000 rooms. just last year, there were around 20 million people who visited the nation's capitol. at the end of the day, there's a really thin line between having security, and allowing people to have their privacy. learning from this situation, and possibly making some changes may help save lives in the future. i'm reporting in northwest washington, michael quander, wusa9. >> the woman in that story, de leon is planning a vigil for the victims in d.c. president trump will travel to las vegas on wednesday to meet with first responders and mi
this afternoon, president trump led a national moment of silence. he called the mass shooting an act of pure evil, and the president delivered a message of unity when he addressed the nation. >> in moments of tragedy and horror, america comes together as one. and it always has. we call upon the bonds that unite us. our faith, our family, and our shared values. we call upon the bonds of citizenship. the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity. our unity cannot be shattered by evil. though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today. and always will forever. >> president trump ordered the nation's flags to fly at
staff in honor of the shooting victims. with more than 500 people injured in vegas, people are responding to a public plea to donate blood tonight. check out the line outside one vegas area blood point. at one point, organizers were reporting a five hour wait todonate blood. there is also a hotline set up for the missing. facebook also activated its safety check features. people in the vegas area may be prompted to click an i'm safe button that lets friends and family know they're okay. a gunman atop the tower at the university of texas killed 18 people in 1966. experts say whether an active shooter firing from a high rise, or is inside your office or classroom, the first thing you should try to do is to run. you can look for cover, you can crawl. you can scramble,
>> as you're running, if you see there is things you believe you can get cover from, and something that will stop the bullets, and potentially, you can stop behind it, and gather yourself to move to the next location. >> experts say you also may want to hear a pause in gunfire. that may be your chance to get away. the latest shooting brings up the debate over gun control again. in the nation's capitol, how about some good news? couldn't ask for better weather to start october. >> october can be a beautiful month. it will be just spectacular again tomorrow. 76 for a high. even 78 in cumberland. 76 in manassas. we'll come back and
before the las vegas shooting, and the pulse nightclub shooting, the worst mass shooting was on the campus of virginia tech university. then he turned the gun on himself as police closed in on him. emily haas was wounded, but survived. her mother, lori haas has become a gun control advocate. >> we have a sad reality in america that doesn't exist
have easy access to too many guns. we have easy access to military grade weaponry. we don't do enough in this country to address the array of tragedies. former arizona congress member gabrielle giffords was wounded in a mass shooting six years ago. you remember this. she and her husband, astronaut mark kelly led renewed calls for the white house to pass gun reforms. but the white house said now is not the time to discuss gun policy. >> your thoughts and prayers aren't going to stop the next shooting. only action and leadership will do that. >> i think we need to remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter. >> let's look at where this happened. nevada does not qu
register their guns. there is no waiting period. no magazine capacity limit, and some fully automatic weapons are legal. back here, the nra has pulled television ads that were set to roll out tomorrow in virginia, in support of virginia candidates running for office. coming up next, from the first shots fired, to the gunman's suicide. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs.
first responders, and what they've done, their finest hour. their finest hour. in the way that the sheriff and the metropolitan police department have handled this event is unprecedented. we've got first responders that are literally covered in blood as a result of this. a lot of victims have not been identified to this point, but they have stepped up. >> and a couple of police officers are among the dead. lots of praise tonight for the first responders to the mass shooting in vegas. from the first shots that were fired until the gunman was found after taking his own life in his hotel room. police communications captured the frantic moments faced by law enforcement that tried to track
was coming from. >> 619, we've got shots fired. 415. semi automatic firearm. >> we have shots. >> coming from upstairs at the mandalay bay. upstairs mandalay bay, halfway up. i see the shots coming from mandalay bay, halfway up. >> patrol 361 it. we have surge. >> we have an active shooter! we have an active shooter inside the fairgrounds! >> shots fired from mandalay bay. there's many people down. stage left. just be advised. >> i'm on a former strike team. mandalay bay on the boulevard. i need five officers on me. >> give me 20, go ahead. >> on the suspect's door. i need everybod
back. see if he's in here or if he's moved somewhere else. >> copy. all units on the 32nd floor, everyone in the hallway needs to move back. all units move back. >> breach, breach, breach. >> we have one suspect down. >> we need the air clear. they have one suspect down inside the room. divert 20 has one suspect down in the room. >> the chairman of the clark county body has created a gofundme page to assist victims of the vegas mass shooting. all money used will be able to provide relief and finance assistance to the victims and their families. in only 8 hours, the effort has already raised over $1 million. you can find the link on our wusa9 facebook page. president trump still plans to go to puerto rico toow
the hurricane recovery effort there. he will find an island still very much in need of the basics. puerto rico's governor said about one fourth of the island should regain electricity by next month. a few more numbers for you. the governor says almost half of the residents now have running water. about 40% have cell phone service, which tells us, there is still a very long way to go. >> yeah. you're not restringing wires, your putting holes in the ground. it takes a long time. we're looking at a beautiful start to october. it can also be a little on the dry side. we'll talk about how dry september was. we had some rain early on in september. then kind of ended up on the dry side really. we averaged almost 3 3/4. it ended up being the 18th dryest on record downtown. at dulles, less than an inch. we average almost 4 inches. that's the fourth dryest september on record. we're in a little bit of a streak here in terms of
so the all-time longest streak, 34 consecutive days, no measurable rain. second 33 days back in that hot and dry summer of '95. that was from august into september. and right now, i'm going to go ahead and take you through tomorrow. we're pretty confident it's not going to rain tomorrow. we're going to go 22 days. right now, we're like in 60th place. sunshine, clear. 72. dew points come up just a little bit. it was 40 degrees this morning at dulles. 19 this morning canadian valley. for tonight, another chilly night. clear skies, low humidity, calm winds. bus stop temps, 44 to 66. sweater a good idea tomorrow. a terrific tuesday. high temps around 75. 80s roll in wednesday, and they kind of set up camp for the rest of the week. temperature wise, 76 tomorrow. then 80 on wednesday. 83 thursday.
a stray shower on friday. especially more dry weather ahead. tonight, 10:00. 55 already gaithersburg. already 57 in buoy. if you're walking sparky after dinner, yeah, a sweater is not a bad idea. 46 in manassas. 46 in frederick. 55 downtown. by 9:00, we're still upper 50s, low 60s. then by lunchtime. what a day to take lunch outside. temperatures low 70s. light winds, and full sun. that's pretty nice. 50s to start. low 70s by 1:00. beautiful on wednesday. a little warmer. 80. a little warmer still on thursday. dry. 83. seven day, maybe a stray shower on friday. nats playoff time, 7:30. a 5:30 start, a couple of showers on sunday and monday. right now, don't get too excited. if you weren't convinced
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with odds stacked against them. the most efficient quarterback in the nfl and win their first game at arrowhead in franchise history, not to mention, end a 6 game losing streak. >> expecting a fight. expecting for our defense to go out and try to dominate, and it's going to be a fight. you know, that's a great team over there. >> technique. technique wins in any circumstance, or any situations. technique always wins. >> which techniques do you use having some of the bigger receivers you play? >> let's see, i use not telling. why would i tell that? >> one word for tonight's game. that word is for real. if the skins can go into kc and get it done, best believe the skins are for real. many were concerned when the
others pressed the panic button when they lost the season opener. things have changed, the skins have won two straight. the skins in my book have a playoff contender, and that's for real. josh knight rocking these before the game. the skins will honor puerto rico wearing these cleats. he also donated $100,000 to the victims in puerto rico because of hurricane maria. josh norman getting it done on and off the field. >> he too is for real. >> for real, for real. gorgeous tomorrow. no rain in sight for a while. 76 tomorrow. back in the 80s wednesday and thursday. maybe a stray shower on friday. >> that's the news at 6:00. cbs is next.
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